Families in May
Nicolas Orfaly and Dallia Abboud
The first family we are proposing that you aid in May comprises Nicolas Orfaly, born in 1976, and his wife Dallia Abboud, born in 1983, and their two children - Sara born in 2011 and Serry born in 2013.
Until 2012 this family lived in Homs. When this region experienced major upheavals at the beginning of the war, the family left Homs for Damascus where they found an apartment to rent in the suburb of Jaramana. However, the rent for this accommodation became prohibitive given the income of the parents.
Currently, Nicolas, who used to work repairing household appliances, has changed his occupation because of his bad back. He now works in real estate where he doesn't receive a steady income. As for Dallia, she suffers from anaemia and must go to the hospital regularly to receive blood transfusions. She works as an assistant in the care of handicapped children.
Under these conditions, aid from Coup de Pouce would enable this family to meet their
Mouhamed Alomari and Shirine Quadri
The second family that Coup de Pouce is proposing to aid is that of Mohamed Alomari, born in 1965, and Shirine Quadri, born in 1977, along with their five children - Morched born in 1977, Moatasem born in 1999, Aya born in 2000, Alma born in 2011 and Elen born in 2014.
This family was living in Ain-al-Fijah, a small locality about 20 kms from Damascus. In December 2016 hostilities erupted in the area with the purpose of taking control of the sources of drinking water. Considerable destruction occurred forcing the inhabitants to flee Ain-al-Fijah. For this reason, the family of Mouhamed and Shirine had to leave their home to seek refuge in Turkey in January 2017. Due to the difficulty of finding means of support, Mouhamed and Shirine sought aid from humanitarian organisations such as the Red Cross. The work available to the refugees was marked by very low wages, long days (up to 16 hours) and no social security. However, this family is full of talent, notably in the sporting domain, where the father worked as a trainer for the national kick-boxing team.
Currently the three girls do not attend school due to Covid and the two oldest children are looking for work and the means to return to their university studies.
Aid from Coup de Pouce would enable this family to meet their most urgent expenses.